LOUIS PERRIN & L'ÉNIGME DES AUGUSTAUX
Text in French. Limited to an edition of 380 numbered copies on Vergé Légende Ivoire. A history of Perrin as a printer and typographer, with special attention to Perrin's Augustaux type. Contains two fold-out Augustaux type specimens and several examples of Perrin's printing in black-and-white. Preface by Fernand Baudin. Printed in Perrin type redesigned by L'Atelier National de Création Typographique in 1986.
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by Cox, Morris.
Printed in an edition limited to 100 numbered copies, of which 40 were bound in Japanese Hana-asa paper and distributed to the Society of Private Printer; this copy, though out of series, is one of the 40. (Chambers, Franklin, & Tucker no.18.) Text printed on dampened Japanese Hoso-shi paper. The illustrations--black-on-blue prints--are printed on blue Mingei paper. Publisher's presentation slip loosely inserted. A beautiful and delicate book.